The apex socio-cultural organisation in Igbo land, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has dragged Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo to two famous divinities and deities (Chokoleze in Mbaise and Ubiniukpabi in Arochuku) for his “treacherous” comments on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, “at the behest of enemies of Ndigbo”.
The group disclosed this in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Tuesday.
Soludo, who is not running for president, had in a lengthy letter, discredited the legacies of Peter Obi and claimed, without reasonable grounds, that the former Anambra State governor cannot win the 2023 presidential election.
According to Soludo, Obi knows the game he is playing.
But in an angry reaction, Ohanaeze said, “Governor Soludo’s actions are ridiculous, unreasonable and premature; there was no locus for the Governor’s outburst and the sanctions against Soludo to face Igbo deities will serve as a deterrent to South-East politicians who have been hired by enemies of Ndigbo and Nigerians to derail the Obi’s presidency in 2023.
“Governor Soludo exposed and indicted himself of treachery when he discredited APGA and Labour Party’s presidential candidates as not viable alternatives to win the 2023 elections.
“How can a state governor of two presidential candidates (APGA and LP) make such a public declaration?
“He has confirmed that he is the number one enemy of the new Nigeria and was hired by an unpopular presidential candidate who is looking for Igbo politicians to pull down Obi’s popularity ahead of the 2023 elections.
“We advise Soludo to concentrate on the current crisis in Anambra State and APGA and stop casting innuendo and aspersions on the person of Mr. Peter Obi. The LP presidential candidate is not in the same political party with him and is not fighting the Anambra State Government.”